The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) new Quality Assurance Framework came into effect on 1 September 2018. Full details can be found on the NMC website via:

Mott MacDonald have delivered the quality assurance of nursing and midwifery education on behalf of the NMC since 2013. During 2018-2019 we will quality assure new NMC standards of education and training of nurses, midwives and nursing associates. We are working hard to ensure the implementation of the new Quality Assurance Framework is always consistent, targeted and proportionate, whilst remaining accountable and agile in the process.

The Quality Assurance Handbook outlines all of the operational details to ensure that the process is transparent to all and that principles are applied consistently across all nursing, midwifery and nursing associate education.

Mott MacDonald manage the quality assurance process via the online portal, which can be accessed here: If you would like more information, or have questions about the use of the portal, you can contact the team at

On-call rota

We are operating a rota of availability for professional queries from education providers and reviewers. To view the on-call rota for October to December 2018, click here. If in doubt as to who to contact, please direct queries to the Mott MacDonald office who will be able to re-direct your enquiry as necessary.

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Telephone: 01223 463 722

NMC Support

Mott MacDonald have a dedicated team to support new education institutions seeking NMC approval of a programme for the first time, and existing approved education institutions (AEIs) and their practice learning partners, and QA visitors through the quality assurance process.

Knowledge hub

We have produced a range of videos to assist you in the use of the online portal which can be accessed here. There are various report exemplars and guidance documents available under the on the reviewer menu, including top tips for writing in the NMC house style.